One Another – Week 6 in “…another series”
Verse for the Week
“Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
– James 5:16
Daily / Word
Monday Ephesians 3:14-21
Tuesday John 17:13-21
Wednesday Matthew 7:7-11
Thursday James 5:13-20
Friday Luke 11:1-13
Saturday Ephesians 3:14-21
Prayer for the Week
Jesus, we cannot move forward except by Your grace; be present in our relationships.
Today I pray especially for
[Spend time in prayer for people who are hard for you to love.]
[Spend time in prayer for yourself and people whom you love.]
[Spend time in prayer for people you know who don’t know Jesus.]
Thank you, Jesus, for hearing our prayer and covering our relationships with Your love and faithfulness.
Taking worship home
With a friend or family member talk about one or more of the following:
How does popular culture usually portray prayer?
When do you usually pray? What do you usually pray about?
What one thing would you like to be different about your prayer life? What promise from Jesus would help you grow in that area?
The Acura car commercial at http://www.ispot.tv/ad/A7Wl/acura-safety-the-test shows crash test dummies as if they were real people, even part of the family. It ends with the phrase: “When you don’t think of them as dummies, something amazing happens.”
Talk about how that kind of thinking affects your prayer life.
Talk about the following quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
“A Christian fellowship lives and exists by the intercession of its members for one another, or it collapses. I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me.”
“Intercession means no more than to bring our brother into the presence of God , to see him under the Cross of Jesus as a poor human being and sinner in need of grace. Then everything in him that repels us falls away . . .”
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